Anamnesis is the professional gathering of all medically relevant information by medical professionals. The anamnesis conversation takes place either between the doctor, therapist, hypnotherapist and client or with the involvement of a third person, usually a relative. An anamnesis is also carried out before the start of hypnosis. Here the hypnotherapist asks, for example, about physical and mental illnesses, medical treatments, the use of medication, but also about the goal of hypnosis. In addition, confidentiality is an important topic in the anamnesis.